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Introduction: Overview of Psychology at Memorial University

  Students observing ducks in animal behavior lab

Memorial University of Newfoundland is located in an ideal situation for "hands-on" study in areas of Psychology that simply would not be feasible at many other universities. Among these features are the following:

  • easy access to a variety of wildlife in its natural habitat, especially sea birds and marine life.
  • a neuroscience program with strong links to medical school and the same campus.
  • an emphasis on "hands-on", small labs in all areas of psychology.
  • completion of psychology major or minor within either the B.A. or B.Sc. programs.

Memorial's psychology graduates have been successful in many fields of endeavour. These include positions in business, information technology, and government, as well as programs for law, medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, educational psychology, counseling, clinical psychology, and graduate degrees in experimental psychology.

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department of Psychology

Psychology Programs

  • Major in Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  • Honours in Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.)
  • Minor in Psychology (B.A. or B.Sc.)

Behavioural Neuroscience Programs

  • Major in Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc.)
  • Honours in Behavioural Neuroscience (B.Sc.)

Joint Honours Programs with Biology and Biochemistry

  • Psychology and Biology (B.Sc.)
  • Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biology (B.Sc.)
  • Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biochemistry (B.Sc.)
  • Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and Biochemistry (Nutrition) (B.Sc.)

Please note:  Course requirements that are presented on our website, and in the 2006/2007 University Calendar, are for students following our new Programme that was implemented in the Fall 2005 semester.

Students that have completed courses towards the old Programme requirements may continue following with the old Programme if desired, with minor modifications to the selected courses.  Here is a link to the old requirements.

 Copyright 2006.  Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.